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ITRI to Showcase Innovative Technologies for Smart Living at IFA 2018

ITRI's technology will be on display in conjunction with its partners AsenseTek, ELECLEAN, and tBPC.

ITRI is exhibiting its innovative technologies at IFA 2018, Berlin, from August 31st to September 5th. This is the first time that ITRI has exhibited at IFA, one of Europe’s largest trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances. Attendees are welcome to visit ITRI’s booth
Messe Berlin, Hall 26C/229, at IFA NEXT.

At IFA NEXT, ITRI is presenting innovative solutions for smart living and demonstrating its commercialization results along with its partners and spinoffs, including Asensetek, ELECLEAN Co., Ltd., and Taiwan Biophotonic Co. (tBPC). Exhibits on display are the Intelligent Vision System for Companion Robots, as well as smart devices for detecting pesticide residues, disinfecting drinking water, and optimizing sleeping environments.

Intelligent Vision System (IVS) for Companion Robots.

Intelligent Vision System (IVS) for Companion Robots.

HALO, the developed product after ITRI’s Pesticide Residue Detection Technology is transferred to Asensetek. Intelligent UV Direct Drinking Water Sterilizer. Genki Bot. ELECLEAN Disinfectant Spray. tBPC’s Wrist Pulse Oximeter oCareTM Pro 100.

ITRI’s Intelligent Vision System (IVS) for Companion Robots at IFA 2018 will be able to play chess with human opponents and hand out gifts. Visitors will have a chance to personally experience the human-machine interaction and explore the robot’s ability in integrating AI, 3D vision recognition, and eye-hand coordination. To enable the robot to grip and move objects smoothly, ITRI uses HIWIN Technologies Corp.’s gripper controller, which is integrated into ITRI’s IVS system.

Pesticide Residue Detection Technology developed by ITRI provides a real-time pesticide detection solution for consumer use for washing fruits or vegetables. It determines if the amount of pesticide residues is safe and lets the user know when washing is complete. Featuring its patented optical detection and dynamic degradative algorithm, the technology has been transferred to Asensetek and developed into the product HALO, which will make its debut at IFA 2018.

ITRI will also demonstrate the Intelligent UV Direct Drinking Water Sterilizer, which is designed to disinfect household drinking water and reduce the risks of bacterial contamination by killing 99.9% of germs such as E.coli. Its UVC LED light disinfection module includes small size, low power consumption, and long lifespan features as opposed to the conventional mercury lamp disinfection systems.

Genki Bot, a non-invasive sleep-aid system, can learn and optimize the sleep environment for individual users. Through the interaction between the device and users, the AI algorithms enable Genki Bot to recommend the best environmental parameters, such as songs, sounds, and lighting. It can also measure temperature and humidity and detect CO, making it a multi-functional household device for smart healthcare.

ITRI’s spinoffs ELECLEAN and Taiwan Biophotonic Co. (tBPC) are also presenting their products along with ITRI to showcase their smart innovations in healthcare. ELECLEAN Disinfectant Spray uses nano-catalysis electrochemical technology to produce a disinfectant within 15 minutes. Without the addition of harmful preservatives, the device can effectively destroy viruses and bacteria by an oxidizing method. tBPC’s Wrist Pulse Oximeter oCareTM Pro 100 is the world’s first and only pulse oximeter that measures pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation directly at the wrist. It eliminates the need for fingertip probes, and thus provides a non-invasive, simple, and reliable way to check and record physiological signs.

About IFA

Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) is Europe’s largest tech showcase and is held in Berlin annually. Each year the show attracts the attention of international trade visitors from more than 100 countries, and consists of the latest innovations from hundreds of global businesses. This year’s IFA kicks off on August 31st and runs until September 5th.